Literary Tourist on the Loose


This blog is all about adventures to places with literary associations. I published a book called The Literary Tourist in 2006 about the history of interest in writer’s graves, houses, and landscapes in Britain. Ever since then I’ve been publishing more scholarly work in the field. I’ve started to include Europe and America in my field of vision, and have become more and more interested in literary commemoration today and for the future.  My blog is a way to reflect on and share this work in progress, connecting with other literary tourists. If you’d like to know more about my scholarly work, see the entries for it on Open Research Online; otherwise, why not come with me on my various adventures, seeking out places celebrated for their connections with writers and thinking about how they’ve been marked, and why.

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3 Responses to Welcome

  1. Michael says:

    I *love* this blog!!

  2. Ilda says:

    Lovely blog indeed! Are you organizing any conferences on littourism soon? I’d be very interested.

  3. Rick Robinson says:

    Absolutely love your blog, but very sad you seem to have discontinued it back in’14…?

    My own introduction to the concept of literary tourism came in the 90’s when the University of Arkansas came to our town to preserve the home that Ernest Hemingway had lived in with his second wife Pauline. The Hemingway House Museum in Piggott Arkansas is now something of a literary tourism Mecca. You ought to check it out sometime. It’s a lesser known aspect of the great man’s life and legend.

    Please continue to write….you’ve inspired me to look for Petrarch’s cat when I next travel to Italy. 🙂

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